I realise that this title may mean absolutely nothing to the vast majority of you. Toad in the Hole is a simple and very British dish that is hearty and comforting. The key to making the dish posh and also incredible is to use the best quality streaky bacon and sausages you can lay your … Continue reading Posh Toad in the Hole
So here I am standing on a train platform in what can only be described as monsoon like conditions with no wet weather protection. I am without; umbrella or jacket, waterproof or hat. Stood there between men and women with almighty great umbrellas, space in abundance but do they offer you space to shield a … Continue reading Umbrella sharing and other British problems
So after posting about my little marathon walk I've had people asking me why I would be putting myself through the pain and torment? Well to tell you the truth I don't know why. I did one 10km run in July and it has since become a fools errand of mine to do 12 runs in … Continue reading 12 months, 12 runs
It’s my guilty pleasure and one that goes great with a huge cup of coffee. When it rains I love nothing more than being in a warm coffee shop with a blistering hot cup in hand and a look of absolute smugness as I watch people dash from A to B with newspaper hats and … Continue reading People Watching in the Rain
I, like everyone else in Britain, am suffering from a break-up. We had a long, beautiful summer together the Olympics and us; we laughed, we cried and more than once we begged her not to leave. We felt like a better people with the Olympics by our side. But now she has left us for … Continue reading Olympic Conclusions
To me the cauldron symbolised the Olympic spirit and all that is good about the world. The cauldron consisted of 204 copper petals, each representing one of the competing nations. They were brought into the stadium by each team as part of the athletes’ procession and each was taken back home by the countries. A … Continue reading My Olympics – Cauldron
The Olympics brings out every country's national pride and also the face paint. Here is a collection of some of the best from all over London.